August 18, 1954
From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Orson Welles once called Mercedes McCambridge “the greatest living radio actress,” and the Pittsburgh radio audience will have a chance to check his judgement when she appears in “Eye Witness,” on KQV’s “Stars Over Hollywood,” on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
You’ll be hearing “Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy,” in quite another role if you tune to KQV’s “FBI in Peace and War” tonight. The All-American Boy will be cast as a suave racketeer. Radio’s contribution to juvenile delinquency no doubt.
A man tries to get his wife’s inheritance by driving her insane in “Burial at High Point,” on Inner Sanctum on Channel 2 tonight at 9.
“This is the Past,” on Channel 13 tonight at 6:30 promises to be exceptionally interesting for armchair adventurers. A film entitled “Salvaging Art from the Sea,” it will deal with underwater treasure hunting amid the wrecks of ancient ships.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis will star on the first of the “Comedy Hour” series this season. The show is scheduled for September 19. This will be the comedy team’s fifth straight year on the big TVer.
Peter Lawford will have his own situation comedy series on NBC-TV this fall. Called “Dear Phoebe,” it will have Marcia Henderson as the feminine co-star and a newspaper office setting. It is scheduled for Friday nights at 9:30, but no indication yet whether it will be seen in this area.
The Fibber McGee and Molly series and “The Great Gildersleeve” radio programs on NBC and KDKA will be back-to-back on the fall schedules. Beginning Sunday, August 29, Fibber and Molly will be heard at 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday broadcasts from 10:15 to 10:30 p.m.
From the St. Petersburg Times:
12:25 p.m. – Game of the Day. Philadelphia vs. New York, National League, is today’s game.—WTSP
3:45 p.m. – Mike and Buff’s Mail Bag. Audrey Meadows, a lady presumably well versed in methods of tracking, will discourse on a subject of vital interest to every male old enough to care: “How to Get a Girl.”—WDAE
7:15 p.m. – Peter Lind Hayes Show. Baritone Jack Haskell and the Normal Paris Trio will give forth with music popular and sweet. Hayes will do his usual commentary and clowning.—WDAE
8:00 p.m. – FBI in Peace and War. Baited by promise of nationwide fame, the winner of a county fair cooking contest succumbs to a “Strictly Corn” scheme to invest her widow’s mite in a phony grocery manufacturing project—WDAE
9:30 p.m. – Theatre Royal. Distinguished British actor Robert Donat and Renee Ascherson, his wife, will star in the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, “The Sire de Maletroit’s Door.” Sir Laurence Olivier will introduce the couple on this program of dramas adapted from works of famous authors—WFLA
10:00 p.m. – Squad Room. A mugger with a demented mind poses a serious threat to law and order. Tonight’s drama tells of the means used to bring this criminal to justice and proper medical care—WTSP
From the Toledo Blade
7:45: June Hutton is special guest on the Eddie Fisher show—CKLW
8:00 “Welcome Home Lefty,” a baseball story, on It Happens to You—WSPD, WWJ, WLW
8:30 Stop the Music returns to the air with Bill Cullen as emcee—WJR
9:00 Detectives Friday and Smith handle another Dragnet case—WSPD, WWJ, WLW
9:30 “Arteriosclerosis” is the topic of Search That Never Ends broadcast—CKLW
7:00 Molly and Jack do a vaudeville turn during the Goldbergs’ vacation at Pincus Pines—2, 8, 6, 7Da, 73.
7:30 My Little Margie discovers that baby sitting can be dangerous work—13.
8:00 Kindly grocer risks his family’s security in Summer Playhouse drama, “The Co-Signer”—13, 4, 3, 2Da, 33.
8:30 William Faulkner’s “Barn Burning” is the finale of Suspense series—13, 2, 5, 7Da.
8:30 Julie Haydon and Zachary Scott co-star in “The Grand Tour” on the Steel Hour—7, 8, 6.
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